Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Chris Reid, December 11, 2006

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:02 - Interview introduction

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Partial Transcript: How exactly do we do--

Segment Synopsis: Johnson introduces the interview and each student interviewer introduces themselves. Reid introduces himself and his position in Clay County.

00:00:59 - Childhood home and utilities

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Partial Transcript: When and where were you born?

Segment Synopsis: Reid describes his childhood home, how his family made a living, and how he would entertain himself during his childhood. He also describes how his first home would get water and dispose of wastewater and how his family would dispose of garbage.

Keywords: Careers; Childhood homes; Friends; Garbage; Jobs; Outhouses; Recreation; Septic systems; Solid waste; Spring water; Trash; Wastewater; Water; Water quality

Subjects: Childhood; Clay County (Ky.); Families; Farms; Septic tanks

GPS: Clay County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.16, -83.71
00:04:40 - Improving the environment

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Partial Transcript: What do, what do you need feels to be done for a cleaner and safer environment?

Segment Synopsis: Reid describes what he thinks needs to be done to have a cleaner and safer environment. He focuses on citizens taking pride in their communities and getting involved.

Keywords: Cleanup; Communities; Counties; Environmental cleanup; Garbage; Law enforcement; Litter (Trash); Littering; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Roadside litter; Solid waste

Subjects: Clay County (Ky.); Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Pollution.; Recycling (Waste, etc.); Voluntarism; Volunteers

GPS: Clay County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.16, -83.71
00:05:49 - Garbage / recycling

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Partial Transcript: Do you think the way we do it right now is still a good way to, um, dispose of trash?

Segment Synopsis: Reid discusses how he thinks the solid waste disposal system is doing a good job. He also describes how his family would recycle materials around his house when he was young.

Keywords: Garbage; Litter (Trash); Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Recycling; Solid waste; Waste disposal

Subjects: Clay County (Ky.); Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Recycling (Waste, etc.); Refuse and refuse disposal.

GPS: Clay County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.16, -83.71
00:07:24 - Illegal dumping / recycling

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Partial Transcript: What else do we need to talk about?

Segment Synopsis: Reid discusses illegal dumps and illegal dumping in Clay County and the progress that has been made in the county to clean up dumps. He also discusses recycling in the county and how he wants to get more schools involved in recycling programs.

Keywords: Cleanup; Environmental cleanup; Garbage; Illegal dumping; Illegal dumps; Law enforcement; Litter (Trash); Littering; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Roadside litter; Schools; Solid waste

Subjects: Clay County (Ky.); Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Pollution.; Recycling (Waste, etc.); Refuse and refuse disposal.; Waste disposal sites

GPS: Clay County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.16, -83.71
00:09:32 - Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE) clubs and cleanups

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Partial Transcript: Now I know that s, some counties don't like the PRIDE clubs to get involved in the spring cleanups 'cause they might find some things that are not appropriate--

Segment Synopsis: Reid discusses involving PRIDE clubs in spring cleanups of roadside litter and the issues involved with that. He discusses how involving kids in school and park cleanups would be good and how the cleanups need more involvement overall.

Keywords: Cleanup; Education; Environmental cleanup; Garbage; Law enforcement; Litter (Trash); Littering; Parks; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Schools; Solid waste

Subjects: Clay County (Ky.); Environmental education; Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Pollution.; Recycling (Waste, etc.); Refuse and refuse disposal.; Roadside litter; Voluntarism; Volunteers

GPS: Clay County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.16, -83.71
00:11:00 - Clay County and PRIDE

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Partial Transcript: And you do river cleanups?

Segment Synopsis: Reid discusses Clay County's involvement with PRIDE and how it has affected the county. He describes what he thinks of the PRIDE program and what it does for the county.

Keywords: Cleanup; Education; Environmental cleanup; Environmental education; Garbage; Illegal dumping; Illegal dumps; Landfills; Litter (Trash); Littering; Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment (PRIDE); Roadside litter; Solid waste

Subjects: Clay County (Ky.); Environmental protection; Environmentalism; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Waste disposal sites

GPS: Clay County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.16, -83.71
00:13:25 - Enforcement of solid waste laws

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Partial Transcript: But I know that you've gotta go so I didn't want to keep you any longer.

Segment Synopsis: Reid discusses his role in enforcing laws about litter and dumping laws and how that affects his relationships in the county.

Keywords: Garbage; Illegal dumping; Illegal dumps; Law enforcement; Litter (Trash); Littering; Roadside litter; Solid waste

Subjects: Clay County (Ky.); Environmental law.; Pollution.; Refuse and refuse disposal.; Waste disposal sites

GPS: Clay County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.16, -83.71